Daedalus gallery displays the work of Jacqueline Carcagno and William Weyman permanently. We, at Daedalus Gallery, strive to show only works of art which exhibit the integrity of form, which is to say, the organic unity of the whole where form and content are one.
What we offer is works of art, which are worthy of contemplation. A painting or drawing should reveal more than what first meets the eye. If a chosen work happens to fit the criterion of a decorative piece, so much the better, but we want it to embody the greater criteria which makes it a work of art.
The above stated understanding of form is clearly articulated In Aristotle's Poetics, and is elaborated in the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas (13th cent.). In modern times it is again emphatically stated in the works of Etienne Gilson and Jacques Maritain. We find it incarnate in the ancient caves at Lascaux, and in classical Greek sculpture. And finally this matter of integral form is present throughout the history of art at that point where the particular and the universal fuse into one image.
In connection with this definition of form we would add that there exists a philosophical link between Daedalus Gallery and The Leo Marchutz School of Art, in Aix-en-Provence. Both the gallery and the school hold to the conviction that there is a common language of art which is at once traditional and modern. It is both because the integrity of form is not an option in art, it is a defining principle, and is therefore timeless.
“Only I imagine that a generation later or in one of the later generations — this working decisively without hesitation, measuring correctly in an instant, skillful mixing of the color, drawing at lightning speed — a generation will come that will do this...” — VINCENT VAN GOGH, 1888
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